Preferred Name Use in myIRB

Published July 6, 2022 myIRB now offers users the option of using a preferred first name when reviewing or updating their profile.  If selected, the preferred first name will display in myIRB rather than the person’s legal first name. For further details, visit the myIRB FAQs on the Human Research Protection Office webpage and refer […]

Upcoming Changes with myIRB and HRPO Processes

Published June 27, 2022 New Exempt Form Effective 7/1/2022 The myIRB Exempt form has been revised to improve the efficiency of the IRB submission and review process. Many questions that are not necessary to document eligibility for exempt review have been removed. When the revised Exempt form is released, it will also include a new […]

Effort Recertification Process in Workday

Published June 22, 2022 Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) will be initiating the third effort recertification process in Workday on June 23, 2022. This recertification process will run on a continual monthly basis. If you are an effort reviewer, please look at your Workday inbox on that day for any effort certifications in your department that […]

Update to Washington University IRB Policies

Published June 17, 2022 The Human Research Protection Office (HRPO) has updated the Washington University IRB Policies document. The updated policies document went into effect on June 15, 2022. A summary of changes document was posted to the policies page of the HRPO website. The update included three key changes: Updates to the section on Department of Defense […]

2022 W. M. Keck Postdoctoral Program Awardees

Published June 13, 2022 The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2022 W. M. Keck Postdoctoral Program in Molecular Medicine: Dr. Emily Holloway, mentored by Dr. Samantha Morris; Dr. James Thomas O’Connor, mentored by Dr. Aaron DiAntonio; and Dr. Taylor Nye, mentored by Dr. Scott Hultgren. The W. M. Keck Postdoctoral Program provides […]

Fiscal Year End Resources and Timing for Sponsored Funds

Published June 9, 2022 Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) is providing the research community with several reminders regarding the fiscal year end closing process. The University has developed a number of  year-end resources that can be found on the Fiscal Year End Close Overview website, and we highly recommend that you review this data. There is specific […]

Update on Postdoctoral Appointee Minimum Compensation for FY2023

Published May 19, 2022 Following the corrections released by the National Institutes of Health on May 13, 2022, this memo replaces the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs’ announcement from April 2022 and announces that the minimum compensation for Washington University Postdoctoral Research Associates and Scholars for FY2023 will be $54,840 per year as of July 1, […]

NSF New Research.gov Proposal Preparation Functionality and NSF-PAR Enhancements

Published May 17, 2022 The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently released the “Dear Colleague” information below. Dear Colleague: Beginning in January 2023, all new proposals must be prepared and submitted in Research.gov or Grants.gov. FastLane will no longer be a preparation and submission option. The National Science Foundation strongly urges proposers to prepare and submit all eligible proposals in […]